It finally happened.
That central air conditioning system you relied on for as long as you can remember finally oozed out its last ounce of cool air. And on one of the hottest and most humid days of the summer.
Your local HVAC repair person did everything possible to bring it back to life but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
So, what’s a homeowner to do…scramble to get a replacement system without taking the time to consider your options? Not a great move. Especially when AC technology has vastly improved since you purchased your last system.
Specifically, we’re talking variable speed air conditioning and here’s why it will better serve your needs:
- Consistent temperature. A variable speed air handler changes speeds as needed to maintain a constant flow of cool air coursing through your home. By comparison, a single speed system must crank itself up to keep up with warmer outside temperatures, and that serves to drive up your utility costs.
- Lower energy costs. Variable speed air handlers run continuously. And that’s precisely why they consume less energy. That’s because single-speed models are constantly turning on and off to maintain the desired temperature, and in the process consume more and more energy. On average, you can expect to cut your AC energy costs by as much as 60%.
- Improved air quality. Since your variable speed system, including the indoor air handler, run constantly, it ceaselessly filters the air. That means less dust and other allergens to get you sneezing and coughing up a storm.
- Extra quite operation. Since the fan won’t be turning on and off at regular intervals, you’ll barely notice your variable speed unit is running except, that is, for the constant supply of cool air it supplies.
- Lower humidity. Outdoor humidity can be even more troublesome than the heat. The same thing goes for indoors. But a variable speed solves that problem, too, by continuously removing the water vapor that drives humidity levels upward.
So, whether you have all the time in the world to weigh the various benefits of one type of AC system vs. another OR if you’re in a major rush, ask your AC provider about a variable speed system. Better yet, contact Air Professionals and you won’t need to ask – we anticipate your questions and concerns and address them before you buy.